Guy Bedos, guest of “C l'hebdo”, April 1, 2017. - France 5 screenshot

Guy Bedos died at 85, announced on Instagram his son Nicolas Bedos, author and director. Comedian, actor and director, he is the author of many sketches that have become very famous and was a figure of the intellectual left.

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Born in 1934 in Algiers, Guy Bedos grew up in Algeria, and arrived in Paris in 1949. At 17, he began studying theater at the rue Blanche school. With his first productions, he stood out Jacques Prévert who advised him to write sketches.

Reformed after a hunger strike, he escapes his military service in the middle of the Algerian war and continues his career. From 1956, he appeared on television, of which he gradually became a regular. Ten years after his beginnings, he meets Sophie Daumier with whom he really embarks on the profession of humorist.

Solo career and public engagements

Their success opened his voice for a career in cinema, then, still as a humorist, in solo shows. One of his most famous roles in cinema will remain that of Simon in  An Elephant that greatly deceives  Yves Robert, and his sequel We will all go to paradise .

Close to Michel Boujenah, Smaïn or Muriel Robin in the 1990s, Guy Bedos embodied a form of ideal of the French humorist on the left. Without explicitly supporting either political parties or candidates, he called himself a "leftist".

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